University of California – Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The university occupies 1,232 acres on the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay with the central campus resting on 178 acres.

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Address: Berkeley, CA, United States
Phone: +1 (510) 642 6000


The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a “”City of Learning”” — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world’s premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, University of California Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation. University of California Berkeley has 35,899 students as of Fall 2012 including 25,774 undergraduates and 10,125 pursuing graduate degrees.

A National Research Council analysis of U.S. universities concluded that University of California Berkeleyy has the largest number of highly ranked graduate programs in the country. The analysis ranked doctoral programs within a range (such as between 1st and 5th), and found that 48 out of the 52 Berkeley programs assessed ranked within the top 10 nationally. Over the past decade (2000-2009), the National Science Foundation awarded more Graduate Research Fellowships to UC Berkeley students than to those of any other university (MIT was 2nd; Stanford 3rd; Harvard 4th).